John Wilker

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John lives in Denver with his amazing wife, and two nutty little dogs, where he enjoys patio beers, gardening, and camping.

He's been writing since he could but made the leap to sharing with the public in 2017 with his Space Rogues series.

John is an active member of the SFWA as wells as a board member of the Colorado Authors League.

He also writes under the pen name J. Beckett.
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I sorta did, if I’m being honest!

I was hustling to get ‘Side Hustle Tango’ out the door because I cut the timing really close with my editor, oops!

Plus I was finishing ‘Big Ship, Lots of Trouble‘ and have started ‘Ghosts of the Past’ Plus my conference company is ramping up as conference season comes upon us.

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